Artists Wesam Al Asali, FRAUD and Nastassja Simensky come together to bring a critical framing to the concept of preservation. Embracing different methodologies and spanning diverse contexts – from the Syrian conflict, to pre and postindustrial England – their practices shed light on issues of accountability, agency, power and ownership.
Swan Rushes explores Loughborough's identity through field recordings, eerie electronics and an abstract text made-up from the names of locations and streets across the town centre. Suggestive of the past and present functions of locations and historical figures and evocative of and meanings lost to time, it embraces the cultural and the historical, appraising the geographies people inhabit, visit, defend, destroy - and overlook.
Scanner (Robin Rimbaud) traverses the experimental terrain between sound and space connecting a bewilderingly diverse array of genres. Since 1991 he has been intensely active in sonic art, producing concerts, installations and recordings. Collaborators include Bryan Ferry, Wayne MacGregor, Mike Kelley, Michael Nyman, Hussei Chalayan and Laurie Anderson.